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1893 Cunard Passenger's Log Book - Directory

The Cunard Passenger Log Book is a very interesting pamphlet issued by the Cunard Steamship Company and containing besides a brief history of the Cunard Line many interesting features. Among these are portraits of the three founders oi the line, Samuel Cunard. George Burns and David Mac Ivor, and of the present chairman of the company. Lord Inverclyde, a son of George Burns, as well as five half-tone illustrations of the Campania, Etruria. Aurania, Servia and Ultonia. and interior views showing the first, second and third-class accommodations of different steamers. Illustrations of the muster drill, fire drill and boat drill of the Cunard service and diagrams exhibiting the comparative size of the company's ships from their first steamer. "Britannia" of 1840. with a gross tonnage of 1.154 tons to the Campania and Lucania of 1893, each of which has a gross ton nage of 12,950 tons, are also given.

Cunard Passenger's Log Book from 1893 that provides a short history of the Cunard Steamship Company and a description of the Royal Mail Steamers RMS Campania and RMS Lucania. Comprehensive text. List of Cunard services. History of the Line, with illustration of the Campania. Construction and Launch of the Campania, Fleet list. Blank pages for passengers log. Specially prepared ads. Rates for All Classes, Superb color Graphics on covers, with illustration of the liner.

Cunard Passenger's Log Book




With Numerous Illustrations





The Cunard Passenger Log Book - 1893


  • Fleet of Steamships, Directors, Offices and Agencies
    This page covers the fleet of the Cunard Line as of 1893, the Directors, the Principle Offices in Liverpool and the primary agencies in the UK and Abroad. There is also the standard Eastbound and Westbound sailing schedules.
  • Schedule of Voyages and Rates (Including the conversion of historical rates to 2007 US Dollars) These Steamers have, for over Fifty Years, an unequalled record for the safety and comfort of their passengers, and take specified tracks on the Outward and Homeward Voyages, as adopted by all the leading Companies.
  • History of the Cunard Line
    • The Formation of the Cunard Line
      THE CUNARD COMPANY occupies the premier rank amongst the many gigantic companies of our mercantile marine, whose great enterprise has placed Britain in the enviable position which she holds amongst the nations.
    • 1840-1852
      The first four ships provided by the Cunard Company, or as it was then formally entitled "The British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company," were the BRITANNIA, ACADIA, CALEDONIA, and COLUMBIA, all wooden paddle-wheel vessels, built on the Clyde in 1840.
    • 1853-1877
      In 1853 the House of Commons appointed a select Committee to enquire into the matter of Contract Packets, and the following extract from their report, presented to both Houses of Parliament, throws some light upon the manner in which the Cunard Company's transatlantic service was conducted :—" This line of Packets (the " Cunard) has of late years had to contend against "serious foreign competition.
    • 1878-1891
      It was considered expedient in this year to consolidate the interest of the partners by registering the Company under the " Limited Liability Acts." Accordingly, a Joint Stock Company was formed with a capital of £ 2,000,000, of which £1,200,000 was issued and taken by the families of Cunard, Burns, and MacIver as part payment for the property and business transferred by them to the Limited Company.
  • Construction and Launch of the Campania
  • Dining Saloon and Drawing Room
    The First Class Dining Saloon is placed on the main deck, and is an apartment of immense size, the length overall being about 100 feet, and the breadth 62 feet. The general style of the Dining Saloon suggests the Italian. The walls are in old Spanish mahogany, of a design at once chaste and effective.
  • Smoking Room and Library
    The smoking room has powerful counter attractions--material and otherwise. This apartment is about 40 feet long by 32 feet wide, and situated on the promenade deck aft, with a bar at one end. There is the same feeling of homeliness here in the fire burning brightly in the bronze dog grate, the flames dancing in the dark blue tiles of the hearth and cheeks,
  • Cabin Class Staterooms
    The distinctive feature of the great majority of the state rooms is their great height, which approximates to to feet. This, of itself, insures satisfactory ventilation, while jalousies are adopted wherever practicable, and, in addition, Utley's system of ventilation is adopted, as we shall describe later on, so that even in the case of those rooms which are not close to the shell of the ship, the air will be changed frequently.
  • Second Class and Steerage Accommodations
    The public rooms for the second class passengers are all placed abaft the machinery on the upper arid promenade decks.
  • Heating and Safety Equipment
    The whole of the passenger accommodation in the ship, including the public rooms, is heated by a most complete system of steam heating, all so arranged, that the whole or any part may be heated when required, Then the officers' and crew's quarters of the ship only, may be heated when the ship is in port and there are no passengers on board. The steam pipes are all covered with ornamental polished brass casings.
  • Kitchen, Galley, Meals and Cargo
    The immensity which characterises the whole of the new ship is very properly extended to this department, for prompt service, essential to a well ordered establishment, is impossible without ample accommodation. Large pantries have therefore been provided, an apartment being fitted up on either side of the steamer, on the main deck, immediately aft of the dining saloon.
  • Barber Shop and Lavatories
    There is a barber's shop, fitted, as the advertisement would have it, with all the appliances for the proper treatment of hirsute appendages, and having an electric motor for driving the brushes.
  • Crew Count (Manpower) on a Steamship
    This is the number of crew members required to operate and maintain the Cuunard steamships Campania and Lucania in 1893.

List of Photographs and Illustrations

  1. RMS "Campania,"
  2. Ribs And Bow Framing
  3. Bow View Before Launch
  4. Stern View Before Launch Showing Propellers
  5. Launch
  6. Boilers
  7. Triple Expansion Engines
  8. Starting Gear Of Engines
  9. Electric Light Dynamo And Engine
  10. Deck View, With Navigating Appliances
  11. Captain's Bridge, Wheelhouse, Telegraphs, Etc.
  12. Windlass, Capstan, Etc.
  13. Interior Of Light Tower
  14. Crow's Nest
  15. Steam Pipe And Whistle
  16. Ventilators & Lifeboats
  17. Electric Light On Promenade. Deck
  18. Grand Stairway
  19. Promenade Deck Right Side
  20. Promenade Deck Left Side
  21. Dining Room
  22. General View
  23. Corner In Dining Room
  24. Drawing Room
  25. Forward End
  26. Side View
  27. Smoking Room
  28. Library
  29. Pantry
  30. Ladies' Bath Room
  31. Bake House, Saloon Cooking Galley
  32. Children's Dining Saloon, Second Class
  33. Barber's Shop
  34. Dispensary
  35. Writing Table In Library
  36. Parlour And Bed Room
  37. Officers' Mess Room
  38. Ladies' Saloon, 2nd Class
  39. Chart Of Course

These illustrations are mostly reproduced from photographs taken by Messrs. T. tit R. Annan & Sons, Glasgow. Those of the Lifeboats and Vista on Promenade Deck, by permission of the Photographers, Messrs. Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow.

Information on Brochure

  • Title: The Cunard Passenger Log Book: A Short History of the Cunard Steamship Company and A Description of the Royal Mail Steamers Campania and Lucania with Numerous Illustrations and Chart for Recording Dialy Runs.
  • Published: David Bryce and Son, Glasgow 1893
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 17.2 cm
  • Number of Pages: 96
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